Course structures

Course requirements

(1) Master of Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations

To be awarded the Master of Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations, students complete units of study totalling 60 credit points, comprising:

  • 18 credit points in foundation and advanced core units of study;
  • a 6 credit point capstone (core) unit of study; and
  • 36 credit points in elective units of study.

The units of study available for this degree are listed in the Table of postgraduate units of study: Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations.

(2) Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations

To be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations, students complete units of study totalling 36 credit points, comprising:

  • 18 credit points in foundation and advanced core units of study; and
  • 18 credit points in elective units of study.

The units of study available for this course are listed in the Table of postgraduate units of study: Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations.

(3) Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations

To be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations, students complete units of study totalling 24 credit points, comprising:

  • 18 credit points in foundation and advanced core units of study; and
  • a 6 credit point elective unit of study.

The units of study available for this course are listed in the Table of postgraduate units of study: Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations.

Professional accreditation

The program is accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) and is reviewed every three years to ensure program content is relevant to industry needs. Further information on accreditation can be found on the AHRI website.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Business Knowledge: Our Master's programs develop each graduate to be a knowledgeable business practitioner leading to students who are able to demonstrate an integrated understanding of key concepts, techniques and trends in one or more fields of business practice and the challenges and opportunities involved in applying this knowledge in diverse contexts. (Assured in capstone unit).
  2. Critical Thinking: Our Master's programs develop each graduate to be an autonomous and constructive critical thinker leading to students who are able to question, assess and respond independently and creatively to assumptions, propositions and debates within one or more fields of business practice. (Assured in capstone unit).
  3. Business Analysis and Problem-Solving: Our Masters programs develop each graduate to be a capable business analyst and strategic problem-solver leading to students who are able to apply a range of quantitative and qualitative research skills to identify and diagnose complex and unfamiliar problems and to use the evidence and findings generated to formulate strategically appropriate solutions within one or more fields of business practice. (Assured in capstone unit).
  4. Communication: Our Master's programs develop each graduate to be a persuasive communicator and negotiator leading to students who are able to use a range of communications strategies to reach agreement with others about appropriate responses to complex and unfamiliar problems within one or more fields of business practice. (Assured in capstone unit).
  5. Team Working: Our Master's programs develop each graduate to be a capable team leader in work-related contexts leading to students who are able to influence others to work collaboratively to address complex and unfamiliar problems within one or more fields of business practice. (Assured in capstone unit).
  6. Ethical and Social Responsibility: Our Master's programs develop each graduate to be an ethically- and socially-responsible professional leading to students who are able to demonstrate ethical and social awareness and responsibility in personal decision-making and behaviour within one or more fields of business practice. (Assured in capstone unit).